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tv   President Trump Patience with North Korea is Over  CSPAN  June 30, 2017 11:51pm-12:08am EDT

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>> he grew up in a family were they had no money. his mother was illiterate. his father may be could read a was the only book in the house. and they worked hard every day. some childhood on. -- from childhood on. but because he got a scholarship inthis little college cambridge called harvard, and as you said, discovered books and read forever, he became the john adams who helped change the world. american history tv schedule, go to c-span.org. the south korean president is in washington, d.c. for meetings with president trump and other officials. discussions include strategies for dealing with north korea and eliminating its nuclear program. after a private meeting, the two
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leaders made a joint statement at the white house rose garden. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and the president of the republic of korea.
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president trump: thank you very much. ia and i are honored to welcome president moon of south madamend his lovely wife kim to the white house. mr. president, let me be the first to congratulate you on your election, tremendous election victory, and also the people of south korea for providing such an incredible for theof democracy world. it was very exciting. congratulations. this morning, president moon and vice president hentz later wreath at the korean war veterans memorial to commemorate of theh anniversary
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korean war. it was a beautiful ceremony. we will never forget that americans and koreans bravely fought and died together for a free korea. to the korean and american veterans of that war -- great people -- we are externally grateful for your service and for your second price. more than six decades after our partnership was forged in the fires of war, the alliance between the united states and south korea is a cornerstone of security in a very, very dangerous part of the world. countries,tween our cemented in battle, is now also tied together by culture, commerce, and common values. thether, we are facing
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threat of the reckless and brutal regime in north korea. ballisticr and actions of that dictatorship response.determined they have no respect for human life and that has been proven over and over again. korea's ownh citizens have suffered and starved to death. and the entire world just are witnessed what the regime in power did to our wonderful otto warmbier. i thank president moon for expressing his condolences know -- his condolences on the travesty of otto's death. our thoughts and our prayers remain with his wonderful
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family. the era of strategic patience, with the north korean regime, has failed. many years and it's failed. and frankly, that patience is over. we're working closely with south korea and japan, as well as and -- as well as economic partners around the world on a range of diplomatic and security and economic ledgers -- measures to protect our allies and our own citizens from this menace known as north korea. the united states calls on other regional powers and all responsible nations to join us in implementing sanctions and demanding that the north korean regime choose a better path and do it quickly, and and a different future for as long its long-suffering people. our goal is peace, and
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stability and prosperity for the region. but the united states will defend itself always will defend , itself, always, and we will always defend our allies. as part of that commitment, we are working together to ensure fair burden sharing and support of the order that you united states military presence in south korea. burden sharing is a very important factor. a factor that's becoming more and more prevalent, certainly in this administration. we're also working to create a fair and reciprocal economic relationship. from the when the u.s.-korea trade deal was signed in 2011, to 2016, you know who signed it, you know who wanted it. our trade deficit with south korea has increased by more than $11 billion.
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not exactly a great deal. i was gratified to learn about the new investment south korean companies are making in the united states. this month there's a first shipment of american liquefied natural gas to south korea in a deal worth more than $25 billion. it's great. we will do more to remove barriers, to reciprocal trade and market access. we talked last night and today about some tough trade issues. like autos and steel. i'm encouraged by president moon's assurances that he will work to create a level playing field so that american workers and businesses and especially automakers, can have a fair shake at dealing with south korea.
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south korean companies sell cars in america, american companies should have that same exact privilege on a reciprocal basis. and i'm sure we'll be able to work that out. in addition i have called on south korea to stop enabling the export of dumped steel. these would be important steps forward in our trading relationship. very important steps. they have to be made. not fair to the american worker. if they are not. and they will be. our teams are going to get to work on these issues. and they're going to sign a deal that's great for south korea and great for the united states. mr. president, i'm thrilled that you are here today and deeply honored that you choose to go to the united states as your first foreign trip as president. i greatly enjoyed our dinner
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last night and the many productive discussions that we've already started having today. i look forward to working with you for many years to come, to strengthen our alliance, protect our citizens from common threats, and deepen the enduring bonds of friendships between americans and the great people of south korea. thank you very much, president moon. thank you. [applause] pres. moon: i like to express deep appreciation to president trump for inviting me to the white house and extending such a special welcome. when i was elected president last month, president trump was the first foreign leader to give
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me a congratulatory call. after going through such a tumultuous journey, the korean people finally achieved victory. the words of president trump conveyed the warmth of the american people's hearts for what we have accomplished and the adversity we have surmounted for freedom, democracy, peace, and prosperity, towards which we have out -- we have walked together. i would like to take this opportunity to thank you mr. president and the american people. in my first foreign conversation with president trump, he came across as a man of determination and pragmatism, leaving me a powerful impression. --terday and today [inaudible]
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[speaking in korean] -- during my visit, president trump and i were able to forge friendship, as well as deep, mutual trust as we endeavor to tackle numerous challenges ahead of us. this will give us a solid foundation to rely on. first, president trump and i agreed that only strong security can bring about genuine peace. we concurred to strengthen our overwhelming -- the threat of provocation by the north will be met with a strong response.
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the greatest challenge confronting our two nations is the nuclear and missile threat posed by north korea. president trump and i decided we should place a top priority on addressing this issue and coordinate closely on relevant policies. to this end, our two leaders will employ both sanctions in dialogue and encumbrance approach -- comprehensive approach. we both seek a resolution to the north korea problem. [no audio] u.s.rm commitment of i also urge pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. national security needs low room for either compromise or concession.
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on this, the u.s. and president -- why are the same time pursuing defense reform -- [indiscernible] as we undertake these endeavors through bilateral cooperation. economic partnership between our forms the essential pillar for future development. we have both agreed on this. economic wealth and job creation is promoted to ensure our peoples enjoy greater mutual benefits through the collective efforts. as we fight terrorism and other --bal challenges together, [indiscernible]
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our two nations will work towards establishing -- [indiscernible] i would like to take a moment to convey my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the american people and the bereaved family grieving over the death of aut - death of otto warmbier. i deeply sympathize with americans who were saddened they were not able to defend their citizen. i am keenly aware of the significance of human rights to make sure that history never repeats itself. we will cooperate with the community to promote human rights. [indiscernible] i also invited president trump
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to visit korea this year, and he graciously accepted my offer. trump's visit to korea will once again demonstrate not only our friendship, but also the intimate bond our peoples have come to foster. your visit will become yet another milestone in defining our partnership. president, ir. give my sincerest gratitude to you and the first lady for your warm hospitality. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. thank you very much. >> [indiscernible] are your tweets hurting your presidency?
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announcer: the president of south korea and vice president pence laid wreaths at the korean war veterans memorial during his visit. the event marks the 67th anniversary of the start of the war.

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